Welcome to DRCET and De’ils On Wheels! We deliver a range of environmental projects and services across the west of Glasgow and beyond.

We protect and enhance the local environment and increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities that we work with.

Scroll down to read more about what we do, download our information leaflet or get clicking on the left to get involved, get active and make a difference!

We are delighted to be hosting the GoBike Call for Action Day from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on Saturday 28 July at Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL. The event is FREE to attend but you need to book your place!

The event is aimed at people in the Greater Glasgow area who are looking to push things forward for cycling in the city and beyond. Showcasing GoBike’s recent campaigning activity and successes, the day will provide attendees the opportunity to meet, discuss and collaborate with other like-minded members and volunteers

If you have a passion for helping make Glasgow and surrounds a healthier, happier and more pleasant place to get about, our Call for Action Day is the essential cycling date of the summer. Book your place now – tickets to this exciting campaigning event.

So why not come along and find out how you can get involved and also help shape Go Bike’s current campaigns. Oh yes, and there will be cake.

GoBike is the Strahclyde Cycle Campaign and exists to promote cycling by campaigning for good cycle infrastructure in the Strathclyde area of Scotland, and is active mainly within Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire.

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GreenGardenOn a derelict plot in the shadow of some of the biggest industrial buildings in Glasgow, a welcoming green space is coming to life thanks to a bunch of hardy volunteers.

The land next to the Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre on Balmoral Street was once part of the Albion Motors works, whose giant sheds still loom over nearby South Street.

For years it was weed-strewn open space, and a £300,000 plan in 2015 to turn it into a community garden fell through after funding could not be settled. But now the volunteers based at the community centre have scraped together money, tools and materials to do it themselves and bit by bit are turning the two-and-half acre site into green and pleasant land.

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Welcome to Hell’s Belles 2018 – the annual European edition of Femxle International Bike Polo Tournament – which will take place from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 July on the tennis courts in Victoria Park.

The event is open and free to the public. There will be 3 days of bike polo on two courts with players from all over the world. There will also be Bike Art workshops, Dr Bike sessions, music, food and unlimited fun!

On Friday there will be an Individual Shuffle Tournament which is open to all genders. Start time will be 9am and the finish will be dependent on participation numbers.

On Saturday (the main Hell’s Belles Volume 8 Day 1 event) the main tournament event, which is open to womxn and non-binary players only, will kick off with an opening ceremony followed by the main Hell’s Belles Tournament with swiss rounds throughout the day and elimination stages taking place throughout the day on Sunday.

So what are you waiting for – come one come all and let bike polo flourish! We can’t wait to see you! Glasgow Bike Polo Family!

More info on the Facebook event listing!

20180811_velophonic-orchestra-headerThe spontaneous bicycle where YOU are the orchestra!

On Saturday 11 August 2018 from 10:15 – 11:30am, right in the beating heart of Festival 2018 in George Square, the Velophonic Orchestra will explore the possibilities of using bicycles as instruments: playing on bells, spokes, frames, saddles – you name it. The Velophonic Orchestra is an orchestra that anyone can join!

No previous bicycle-playing experience necessary – just follow the conductors and experience being part of the band as they create a piece of music to celebrate each of the four cycling disciplines of the Glasgow 2018 Championships. There’ll even be a part for non-cyclists!

You can download the flyer here.

For more information including details of free outreach workshops around the city, check out the website or Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

 

Cycling_manifestoA ban on pavement parking, high quality cycling infrastructure, a 20mph limit on local streets and an overhaul of the Highway Code were amongst the measures recommended in a new manifesto released on 28 June from an alliance of the UK’s major organisations dedicated to walking and cycling.

The alliance of the Bicycle Association, Cycling UK, the Ramblers, British Cycling, Living Streets and Sustrans, has a combined membership of more than 330,000 people and span every form of walking and cycling, from the school run to Olympic success.

Launching their ‘Moving the Nation’ manifesto at a major conference on cycling in Manchester, they unveiled a new vision of a future where everybody in the UK can live, work and play in places that are ‘healthy, vibrant and that make walking and cycling the natural choice for short journeys’.

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Lady_CyclingWomen in UK cities have a positive perception of cycling, yet 73% never ride a bike.

Almost three quarters (73%) of women living in seven major UK cities never ride a bike for local journeys.

Despite this, over two-thirds (68%) say their city would be a better place to live and work if more people cycled, new data reveals.

Women: reducing the gender gap‘, published by Sustrans, details women’s travel habits, views and attitudes towards cycling.

The report, which is part of the Bike Life project, is based on an ICM independent survey of over 7,700 residents living in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Greater Manchester.

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FirstBus_kids-go-free-headerKids go free all summer long!

First Bus Glasgow have whipped up a great way for you to see more, enjoy more, and experience more with free unlimited all-day travel for children!

Up to two kids travel free with every Adult FirstDay ticket – buy your Adult FirstDay ticket on the bus or on the mTickets app.

Remove the hassle and strain of family days out when you choose… More fun. More adventures. More savings!

Available on bus or with our mTickets app, we’re making travelling with kids fun this summer.

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Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
dumbartonroad.com

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
dumbartonroad.com

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DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.

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